New Enterprise Allowance

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 9th July 2014.

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Photo of Gloria De Piero Gloria De Piero Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of the recipients of the new enterprise allowance who previously claimed (a) access to work benefits, (b) disability living allowance and (c) incapacity benefit were (i) male and (ii) female.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The numbers of recipients of new enterprise allowance financial support for whom we have a record of at least one claim for access to work, disability living allowance, incapacity benefit or employment support allowance are shown in the following table:

NEA participants with at least one previous claim for access to work (ATW), disability living allowance (DLA), incapacity benefit (IB) and/or employment support allowance (ESA) by gender
Male 100 700 8,500
Female 100 400 4,000
Total 200 1,200 12,500
Notes: 1. Figures rounded to nearest 100. Totals may not sum due to rounding 2. Figures include all claims for ATW and ESA and all live claims since 28 June 1999 for IB and DLA. 3. Claimants are counted for each of the benefits they have claimed previously, e.g. someone who has claimed DLA and IB is counted in both columns. 4. Claimants who have previously claimed both ESA and IB are only counted once in the ESA/IB column. 5. DLA can be claimed at the same time as NEA. Figures include NEA participants whose DLA claim continues whilst also receiving NEA financial support. 6. Access to work is available to NEA participants. Figures for ATW include those who claimed ATW support within six months of starting NEA financial support.

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